Hobo tourism/Overnight stays in long intercontinental journeys/On objects under construction

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Mothballed construction site — place overnight stay of Russian traveller Victor Pinchuk in Bandar Seri Begawan

Overnight on objects under construction — one of the options for relaxation in the dark time, used by travelers practising methods of hobo tourism.

Object selection recommendations[edit | edit source]

Choosing this method, it is preferable to settle down for the night, using the mothballed construction site (i.e., where no work is being done). This will allow you to act on your own, without adjusting to anyone. On the territory of the active construction sites you can be placed only with the permission of the responsible person. Sometimes such sites live workers.

Arguments[edit | edit source]

One of the advantages of the method is protection against soaking, which is possible when sleeping under the open sky in rainy season. Another advantage is that you will not be bothered by the midnight conversations of the owners of the house, which is likely in the case of overnight stays in Aboriginal dwellings; and nobody will not be lifted you at 5-6 am for wet cleaning — as with a night in the police.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Polyethylene film, for laying under the ground pad (protecting the lower plane of it from dirt), actually the travel mat, inflatable pillow, blanket or sleeping bag.
Mosquito net are needed in countries of tropical climates.

Example from practice[edit | edit source]

In Sudan, there was a case where people living in an unfinished building (apparently homeless) asked a traveller for a small sum of money for the possibility of accommodation [1].

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Pinchuk, Viktor. Third African trip (in Russian). Ukraine: Phoenix Enterprise. p. 13. ISBN 978-617-671-039-4.